All Saints Messenger - January 25, 2018

posted Jan 30, 2018, 8:31 AM by Church Secretary
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Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

Authority. As a naval officer in charge of photolabs and imaging facilities across the globe I was able to choose any number of things: the film we used, the paper we printed on, the copy paper we used. It's a simple, natural thing. It was that simple and natural for Jesus, Son of God, to teach the Hebrew Scriptures. It was that simple and natural for Jesus to tell a noisy and chaotic spirit, "Shut up and get out!"

But choosing photo paper and other supplies was not my main job. Teaching Scripture and rebuking spirits weren't Jesus' main jobs. No, God  authorized Jesus--and through Jesus, God authorizes you and me--to "proclaim the good news of God." Simply and naturally that good news is this: It is time! God's effective presence is as close as our right hand. We are all called to adjust your strategy for living. Live as though it is true!

Holy God, let us know and love you as Jesus knew you. Give us authority to proclaim your good news simply, naturally and with complete confidence. Amen.

See ya Sunday!